Sunday, November 22, 2015

Fun with the Gift Bag Punch Board

Christmas is right around the corner.  Thirty-three days from today, to be exact.  I'm determined not to let it sneak up on me this year.  No procrastinating and no last-minute stressing out over details. That's why I spent this morning making gift bags!  These bags are the perfect size for a Christmas ornament - that's what I'm using these ones for.  You could use them for jewelry, perfume, a tie or scarf, a small picture frame, a small jar candle, the possibilities are really endless.  They would also be lovely for packaging your homemade candies and cookies, just seal your treats in a plastic sleeve tied shut with decorative ribbon and drop in the bag.

These are so much fun to make!  The Gift Bag Punch Board makes it so easy, after the first couple of bags you don't really have to think about it anymore.  I used designer papers from the Season of Cheer collection and also Home for Christmas.  Some of the tags I used are from the Oh, What Fun tag project kit and others I designed using the Wondrous Wreath and Peaceful Pines stamp sets.

I hope you'll be inspired to try making your own gift bags!  Don't forget about the Stampin' Up' Online Extravaganza that starts tomorrow, November 23 and runs through November 30.  Look here to see what's on sale.  You can order through my website using the hostess code 2NWHY2NB, good through December 12.

Have a great week!


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tis the Season

Tis the Season for making beautiful cards for your favorite people!  If you are thinking you don't have time to send handmade cards this Christmas, this project may change your mind.  If you like a clean, simple country-inspired theme, you can mass produce this card in no time at all!
This card uses the Peaceful Pines stamp set, which is not being retired, but will still be available in the new catalog coming out in January!

      The card base is cut from a half sheet of Crumb Cake.  

Stamp the center tree using the medium sized tree from the Peaceful Pines stamp set in Old Olive.  Stamp 2 more trees on each side of the center tree in Crumb Cake.  Stagger the height of the trees.  Stamp “Tis the Season” in black.  Add a strip of red & white striped washi tape across the bottom edge of the card.  Flag one end of a piece of gold glitter ribbon and attach on top of the washi tape using your tape runner.  Punch a small star out of gold glimmer paper and attach 6 different color sequins from the Brights collection to the center tree using mini glue dots.

Supply List
Item Number

Peaceful Pines photopolymer stamp set

Crumb Cake 8/1/2 x 11 cardstock

Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

Brights Sequin Assortment

Gold Glimmer paper

Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Gold 3/8” Glitter Ribbon

Season of Cheer Designer Washi Tape

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Have a wonderful week,